KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two localities in Sabah and one in Kelantan will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from this Sunday (June 20) until July 3, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The localities in Sabah are the Grace Villa Condo, Sembulan in Kota Kinabalu and Kampung Pasir Putih Hardcore Poor Housing Project (PPRT) area in Putatan, while the locality involved in Kelantan is Taman Sri Purnama, Mukim Padang Pak Amat in Pasir Puteh.
Ismail Sabri said the decision to impose the enhanced MCO was made after the Health Ministry (MOH) confirmed rapid transmission and high infectivity rate of Covid-19 in those locations.
"The enhanced MCO is imposed to restrict the movement of residents and curb Covid-19 from spreading to other localities, apart from enabling the MOH to effectively conduct community screening, detecting of close contacts and isolating new cases of infection,” he said in a statement here Friday (June 18).
Meanwhile, he said the enhanced MCO in Kampung Gusi Kinarut, Papar, and Kampung Perpaduan, Pulau Banggi, Kudat in Sabah will be extended, also from Sunday to July 3, following new cases in the community and pending results.
Ismail Sabri also said the enhanced MCO at several other localities would end later Friday (June 18) and Saturday (June 19), ahead of schedule.
In Sabah, the enhanced MCO at Taman Wawasan, Tawau, ended today, while it will end tomorrow in Kampung Tengah Kinarut and Kampung Benoni (Papar) as well as Taman Wangsa, Jalan Telipok (Kota Kinabalu).
The enhanced MCO at Kampung Dato' Ahmad Said Tambahan 2, Kampung Jelapang Baru and Kampung Sungai Tapah in Mukim Ulu Kinta, Kinta; Kampung Air Panas and Kampung Kuak Luar (Mukim Pengkalan Hulu), Kampung Alai and Kampung Baharu (Mukim Kerunai) in Hulu Perak and Taman Kerian Tambahan, Kerian and Taman Berkat, Mukim Matang, in Larut Matang Selama (LMS) in Perak will end tomorrow as scheduled.
"The enhanced MCO at Felda Redong 1, Mukim Labis, Segamat, Johor and Taman Pelangi, Semporna, Sabah, also ended today ahead of schedule on June 23 and 28, while the enhanced MCO at Jalan Budi Sri Tanjung, Tawau in Sabah will also end tomorrow even though it was initially scheduled to end on June 22,” he said. - Bernama